The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust Grant

From The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust

Since 1992, the family has been committed to improving educational opportunities for children and youth, a mission established by Dorrance Hill Hamilton. The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust funds programs that build literacy, workplace, and social-emotional skills to empower students to achieve academically as they prepare for meaningful careers.

Type of Support

Overview

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust supports programs serving children and youth in grades K-12 in under-resourced educational environments and communities. More than 70 percent of all participants in the organization should be eligible for free or reduced-rate lunches in schools.

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust seeks to fund:

  • Data-driven literacy-based programs focused on developing robust reading and writing skills with a strong history of success. These can be programs that:
    • Take place during school hours, after school, or during the summer
    • Take place across school systems, but the funding can support only nonsectarian programming including within a religious institution
  • Grades K-8 programs should devote at least 70 percent of their time directly to instruction and activities in reading and writing
  • Grades 9-12 programs should provide innovative approaches to students in under-resourced areas for success in higher education, from the college admission process and acceptance through to completion
  • Youth workforce development programs that focus on quality career exploration and preparation initiatives

Eligibility

Organization's Location
USA
Program Location
PA (Camden County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County)
Organization Type
501(c)(3)
Other
  • Generally, only continuing partners are eligible for operational support.
  • The Trust may request that an organization which has received funding for three continuous years (or more) delays any further applications for support for a year (or more), to expand opportunities for other potential grantees.

Ineligibility

Programs for children and youth in grades K-12 in under-resourced educational environments and communities where less than 70 percent of all participants in the organization are eligible for free or reduced-rate lunches in schools
Colleges/college programs
Individuals
Capital Projects
Human Services
Programs focusing on/serving: school assembly, religious education, or college or university students
Endowment funds
Other foundations or family trusts
Entry fees for museums or other cultural institutions
Projects with unpaid teaching artists
Political candidates, parties, or PACs
Debt-reduction programs
Pilot programs
up to 10k

Submission

You may submit applications every year.
Schedule
Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Application windows
Jun 1
Jul 15
Sep 1
Oct 15
Dec 1
Jan 15, 2025
Step 2: Full proposal (check website)
Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
501(c)(3) Letter
Project Budget
Organizational Budget
Audited Financial Statement
Form 990
Contact info
(610) 293-2225